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Clarion (Brig), lost deck load, 29 Nov 1851

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Brig CLARION, lost two locomotives from her deck off Grand River C.W., Nov. 29, 1851. Property loss $16,000.
      Disasters on the Lakes in 1851
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser. Jan. 2, 1852

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Two Locomotives Found In The Lake ! -- Buffalo, March 2nd. -- Mr. Green, the far-famed diver, on Saturday last found two locomotives in the lake fourteen miles above Grand River. They were about one mile and a quarter from shore in 22 feet of water. They will be got up as soon as the ice disappears. They were lost two years ago last fall, off a vessel during a severe storm.
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Friday, March 3, 1854

NOTE:- see also casualty CONCORD, Dec. 7, 1852

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Reason: lost deck load
Lives: nil
Cargo: $16,000
Freight: two locomotives
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.855277 Longitude: -79.577777
William R. McNeil
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Clarion (Brig), lost deck load, 29 Nov 1851